Benfica vs Rio Ave Preview and Prediction 2021

Benfica vs Rio Ave Preview and Prediction 2021

Benfica vs Rio Ave predictions for Monday’s match in the Primeira Liga. Benfica look to return to winning ways following three straight draws in all competitions when they play host to Rio Ave. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

Benfica have won each of their last eight encounters with Rio Ave

Over 2.5 goals have been scored in six of the duo’s last seven meetings

Over 2.5 goals have been scored in two of Rio Ave’s last three matches

Benfica need to start winning more matches

Benfica played out a goalless draw away at Farense last weekend and have a midweek Europa League 2nd leg against Arsenal to negotiate before they can turn their full attention to Monday’s match. Rio Ave suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Famaliacao last time out and currently sit 9th in the Primeira Liga table, 17pts behind Benfica.

The hosts have a fantastic record against Rio Ave, winning each of the pair’s last eight meetings in all competitions. These two sides have a recent history of producing goals-filled games, with six of their last seven head-to-heads producing over 2.5 goals.

Neither side can claim to be in the best of form right now but Benfica are undefeated in their last six league and cup games, so do head into Monday’s match as the form favourites. Over 2.5 goals have been scored in two of Rio Ave’s last three matches but the visitors have lost three of their last six outings.

We’re predicting a win for Benfica with over 2.5 goals being scored and have backed a final scoreline of 2-1. Benfica haven’t been free-scoring of late but two goals should be enough for the hosts to send Rio Ave home on teh same points they arrived with.

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